Letters to the Editor

Let's eradicate 'Happy Holidays' nonsense

Editor: Who are the people that brought about this new order of deliberately leaving out the word Christmas when it comes to that time of the year?

Christmas is Christmas, and will always be Christmas, as long as there is Christianity. It is really offensive to people of other religions — many love to celebrate Christmas — as well as our own religious ceremonies. People of other religions are also not being pressured or brainwashed into calling their specific religious observances by any other name.

As long as there exist Christmas carols, oratorios, church hymns etc., there will always be (almost forbidden) Christmas.

I want to know who these people are who make this decision and act on it, to brainwash everyone into saying “Happy Holidays,” because — never mind about offending non-Christians — Christmas is a worldwide celebration and these highly-influential people with their “Happy Holidays” are offending me, and any other fellow Christian, practising and non-practising. I would like to see this nonsense eradicated once and for all.

I am also informed that this new trend is only here in North America. Over in Europe, they keep to the traditional, tried and true “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Christmas.”

Having said that, I would like to wish a Merry Christmas to one and all.

Sylvia E. Ellis,

Langley

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